It’s been awhile, but stopped by to see how the young bald eagle was progressing…. it looked like mom had just finished having dinner with the young sprout and then it was time to check out the new wings. How wonderful to see him (her?) show off the beginnings of flight. How amazing to be a witness to this marvelous event.
(click on an image for a closer look and slideshow, as usual)
A constant image [in myths] is that of the conflict of the eagle and the serpent. The serpent bound to the earth, the eagle in spiritual flight – isn’t that conflict something we all experience? And then, when the two amalgamate, we get a wonderful dragon, a serpent with wings.
― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth